Are We Worse Than The Past?

We often tend to compare ourselves to those around us and try to be the best person that we can be. It’s good to know our limitations and the boundaries we have to cross to be better. Whether it is in sports, in eating, in lifestyle choices, in a game, or anything we can excel at should always be at the forefront our mind. Constantly being a better person, a better friend, a better loved one. Whatever you are trying to be better at, I want you to think closely about the topic of religion.

There was a time in life where people did not care to agree or disagree on the Bible. People knew how to handle disagreements. Decisions included emotion, but were not forced upon solely emotion but harmonized with reasoning. Biased views were not cried openly demanding to be heard but rather logic. I’ve wondered myself  after preaching a sermon on Alcohol recently, whether or not there has been adequate raising of all generations. I was told by a member who had been a Christian for over 50 years in the church that in his whole time attending and worshiping at Red Oak, he had never heard a sermon preached on Alcohol. A red flag rose instantly! Are we being raised today to believe that the majority rules and God’s Word should snooze?

Consider these topics and consider if you have ever heard a lesson presented on:

  • Abstinence
  • Adultery
  • Anger
  • Apologetics
  • Arrogance
  • Assumptions
  • Attendance
  • Authority (God/Bible/Christ/Government)
  • Back Bitting
  • Baptism
  • Bestiality
  • Belittling
  • Bitterness
  • Blasphemy
  • Boasting
  • Busy Bodies
  • Children’s Church
  • Children’s Responsibilities
  • Choice
  • Christianity
  • Christian Evidence
  • Church, The
  • Church Growth
  • Church Death
  • Church of Christ
  • Church of ______________
  • Collection
  • Complacency
  • Communication
  • Concupiscence
  • Conservativism
  • Coping
  • Corruption
  • Coveting
  • Craftiness
  • Death
  • Deception
  • Demons
  • Denominationalism
  • Disappointment
  • Divorce
  • Drinking
  • Drugs
  • Effeminacy
  • Emulation
  • Envy
  • Excuses
  • Foolishness
  • Forgiveness
  • Fornication (Sex Outside of Proper Marriage)
  • Gambling
  • Godliness
  • Generosity
  • Giving
  • Gluttony
  • God
  • Government
  • Grudges
  • Heaven
  • Hell
  • Heresies
  • Husband Duties
  • Holy Spirit
  • Homosexuality
  • Ignorance
  • Idolatry
  • Judging
  • Judgment
  • Language
  • Lasciviousness
  • Law in the Bible
  • Laziness
  • Leadership
  • Liberalism
  • Lord’s Supper
  • Losing Hope
  • Lukewarmness
  • Lust
  • Lying
  • Malice
  • Men of God
  • Marriage
  • Modesty
  • Modern Entertainment
  • Murder
  • Nudity
  • Opposition
  • Parenting
  • Patience
  • ‘Perfect’ Living
  • Pew Warming
  • Plan of Salvation
  • Politics & Policies
  • Pornography
  • Priorities
  • Quarrels
  • Respect
  • Repentance
  • Responsibility
  • Rumors
  • Salvation
  • Satan
  • Sedition
  • Shacking Up
  • Sin
  • Sincerity
  • Smoking
  • Studying
  • Stumbling Blocks
  • Success in Life
  • Suicide
  • Temptation
  • Tobacco
  • Translations
  • Trusting Preachers
  • T.V. Evangelists
  • Usurping
  • Vexing
  • Violence
  • Wife Duties
  • Witchcraft
  • Women of God
  • Works (Christian, Church, Occupational)
  • World Religions
  • Worry

There are so many MORE topics to write down, but you’d be here all day if you read a comprehensive list! The point here is to think critically: What exactly do I actually know about the Bible? Does my life reflect the glory of the gospel of Christ? Can I give a reason for the hope that is in me? Do I even have hope? Where does my comfort come from? The Almighty or the all money? Are we truly any better than those of the past? They could freely discuss these topics and be friends. Today we try to discuss these matters only to get sued. How sad the world truly is…

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.            Proverbs 1:5-10

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